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Driver Intervention Program: Court-Referred Driver Education


We are State Certified by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Public Safety to serve all courts in Ohio. 

The 72-Hour Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is a residential program for OVI offenders administered through Substance Abuse Prevention Institute (SAPI). The program educates individuals about the physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol and drug use and is designed to reduce the risk of future alcohol and drug abuse arrests. The program is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). 

We offer a 72 Hour, 48 Hour, and 13 Hour program during each scheduled weekend program.

Program Details


The 72 Hour Driver Intervention program gives individuals an opportunity to examine thinking and behavioral patterns that led to their OVI arrest. It provides participants with the knowledge they need to make healthy future choices and with information on alcohol and drug abuse through lectures, videos, class work and group discussions. 

The Driver Intervention Program costs vary (with occasional sales), which includes lodging and meals. Cash, and Visa or Mastercard are accepted. Payment must be received one week prior to attending the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program. All bedding and towels will be provided, but participants must bring their own personal grooming products. You can request your own room for an additional $200. Individuals who need to reschedule their driver intervention program must first contact the court. Once written confirmation is received, the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program can be rescheduled. 

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72 Hour Driver Intervention Program

Ohio’s Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is an alternative to the mandatory three-day jail term that first-time offenders convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs may attend at the court’s discretion. Each DIP includes traffic safety education on alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction, and small group discussions. DIPs are a two- or three-day process of education and screening, and may also include a referral for a complete alcohol and other drug assessment. All DIPs are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Substance Abuse Prevention Institute in Springfield ovi program drivers intervention program

Assessment and Referral

SAPI offers a comprehensive Alcohol and Drug assessment by licensed professionals. Assessments are conducted during our DIPs on Sunday, or can be scheduled in advance.

Community Referral

SAPI offers education and referrals to community resources that can assist participants with necessary supports and resources for food, housing, transportation, employment, education, and legal services.

Driver Intervention Program Locations

Piqua, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Comfort Inn

987 E Ash St, Miami Valley Centre Mall

Piqua, OH 45356

Springfield, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Hampton Inn

101 W Leffel Ln

Springfield, OH 45506

Xenia, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Xenia, Ohio

Ramada Inn

300 Xenia Towne Sq

Xenia, OH 45385

Lima, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Xenia, Ohio

Hampton Inn Lima

1933 Roshman AVE.

Lima, Ohio 45804

Dayton, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Courtyard Marriott

100 Prestige Pl. 

Miamisburg, Ohio 45342

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Hyatt Place

11435 Reed Hartman Hwy.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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Substance Abuse Prevention Institute

1126 Elm Street, Springfield, Ohio 45503, United States

(937) 284-0744

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